Cleveland Police Chief Mark Bradshaw tendered his resignation from the City of Cleveland effective June 1, 2012.
Bradshaw began work March 23, 2009 with the City of Cleveland, eager to help the organization move forward and has accomplished many goals.
"The Cleveland Police Department has progressed into the 21st century during my tenure as Chief of Police. The officers and staff are more professional, qualified and have received more training than ever before. Thousands of dollars of technology, equipment, vehicles and an additional patrol officer have been added to the department at no cost to the citizens of Cleveland," stated Bradshaw.
In response to Bradshaw's resignation, Cleveland City Manager Dion Miller said, "I appreciate Chief Bradshaw’s assistance to me since I arrived in Cleveland. He has exhibited professionalism and wants the best for the City of Cleveland, the Police Department, and law enforcement.
Miller went on to add that Bradshaw has initiated training opportunities for police department personnel, improved the equipment used by the department, and has been quite active in community events and functions during his tenure as police chief in Cleveland.
"I wish Chief Bradshaw the best and brightest future in his endeavors," said Miller.
Bradshaw further thanked the city administration for the opportunities afforded him and thanked the officers and civilian staff for their service and support. Bradshaw will spend time with his family before considering other opportunities.